The Resource Far from Zion : in search of a global Jewish community, Charles London

Far from Zion : in search of a global Jewish community, Charles London

Label
Far from Zion : in search of a global Jewish community
Title
Far from Zion
Title remainder
in search of a global Jewish community
Statement of responsibility
Charles London
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Raised in a nonreligious Jewish family, London knew his heritage but had no strong desire to experience it personally. But in the summer of 2004, while doing relief work with children in Bosnia, he stumbled upon a community where Jews worked alongside Muslims and Christians to rebuild a city ravaged by war. London liked this idea of a humanitarian Judaism, and this encounter gave him the idea for a journey around the world and back to his roots. From a shopkeeper selling Jewish trinkets in Iran, to a Hanukkah celebration in an Arkansas bowling alley; from Rangoon, where a chain-smoking caretaker watches over an all-but-forgotten synagogue, to an engineer in Cuba proud of his Jewish heritage, yet even prouder of his Communist ideals, pockets of the Diaspora endure. Their decision to stay put offers hope that peace may lie not in congregating behind borders but in the promise of a global community of neighbors.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
London, Charles
Dewey number
305.892/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS134
LC item number
.L655 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish diaspora
  • London, Charles
  • London, Charles
  • Jews
  • Jews
Label
Far from Zion : in search of a global Jewish community, Charles London
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Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Belonging -- Caretakers -- Newcomers -- Rebirth -- Siege and survival -- Converts -- Imperiled? -- Revolutionaries -- Zion
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 310 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034682014
Label
Far from Zion : in search of a global Jewish community, Charles London
Link
Publication
Contents
Belonging -- Caretakers -- Newcomers -- Rebirth -- Siege and survival -- Converts -- Imperiled? -- Revolutionaries -- Zion
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 310 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034682014

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